Acoustic mosquito detector to aid campaign against tropical diseases

A sidebar to ‘Oxford and the mosquito’

Oxford University
Oct 6, 2017 · 2 min read

Oxford is set up very, very well to help bring people together with disparate expertise which fit together to produce something that’s bigger than the sum of the parts

The first goal is simply a detector for mosquitoes, regardless of species. The technical challenge is to detect the whining noise more efficiently than the human ear, and separate it from ambient sounds such as human chatter. Roberts thinks they’ve already achieved this with 90% accuracy.

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Oxford is one of the oldest universities in the world. We aim to lead the world in research and education. Contact: digicomms@admin.ox.ac.uk

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Oxford is one of the oldest universities in the world. We aim to lead the world in research and education. Contact: digicomms@admin.ox.ac.uk

Oxford University

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Oxford is one of the oldest universities in the world. We aim to lead the world in research and education. Contact: digicomms@admin.ox.ac.uk

Oxford University

Oxford is one of the oldest universities in the world. We aim to lead the world in research and education. Contact: digicomms@admin.ox.ac.uk

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